On The Money: The ‘McCutcheon’ Effect

On The Money: The ‘McCutcheon’ Effect

Via Moyers & Company:

Every week Moyers & Company producer Gail Ablow shares her must-read money and politics stories.

The only form of corruption the Supreme Court cares about is almost impossible to prosecute –> In the McCutcheon decision last week, Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the majority that the First Amendment protects a donor’s right to give money to an unlimited number of candidates. He further determined that the only corruption of concern to the government should be “quid pro quo” – outright bribery or its appearance. Paul Blumenthal and Ryan Reilly at Huffington Post point out that this narr...

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